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Landscape Architect

Landscape Architects plan and design land areas for projects such as open space networks, parks, schools, institutions, roads, external areas for all building types, land subdivisions, and commercial, industrial and residential sites.

Overview

Landscape Architects plan and design land areas for projects such as open space networks, parks, schools, institutions, roads, external areas for all building types, land subdivisions, and commercial, industrial and residential sites.

Day-to-day

  • consults with professionals and clients about external area designs, costs and construction
  • compiles and analyses site and community data about geographical and ecological features, landforms, soils, vegetation, site hydrology, visual characteristics and human-made structures, to formulate land use and development recommendations, and for preparing environmental impact statements
  • prepares reports, site plans, working drawings, specifications and cost estimates for land development, shows location and details of proposals, including ground modelling, structures, vegetation and access
  • inspects construction work in progress to ensure compliance with plans, specifications and quality standards.

Considerations

  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

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To become a Landscape Architect

  • You usually need a bachelor degree in landscape architecture to work as a Landscape Architect. In some states, training may also be available through Vocational Education and Training (VET).

    Take a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

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